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Patagonia Ascensionist 30L Backpack


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    A cloud-scraping klettersack.

    Head for the high ground with the Patagonia Ascensionist 30L Daypack. Designed for scrambling, hiking, or climbing on mixed terrain, and sewn from a lightweight but rugged Cordura fabric, it's an excellent all-around climbing accessory. This year's edition touts a few changes that mostly consist of a more minimalist design; although, the asymmetric profile is the biggest improvement to the pack. This construction offers added elbow clearance for unimpeded mobility, making it ideal for climbing and fast-packing.

    In keeping with the original design, the back panel features a contoured and lightly padded design for comfort and ease of movement. Additionally, a spindrift collar opens wide for easy access to gear, and it features an integrated lid that can be secured by a heavy-duty aluminum hook and adjustable webbing strap. To secure your load, the ergonomic shoulder straps are fashioned with lightweight padding and load-lifter straps. The minimalist sternum strap and hip belt allow you to stabilize your haul with ease. Four rows of daisy chains add external attachment options that easily accommodate a rope, helmet, or pad.

    • A lightweight klettersack for speed climbing or hiking
    • Cordura fabric is tenacious and lightweight
    • Generous main compartment accommodates the gear you need
    • Zippered lid pocket safeguards small necessities
    • Ergonomic shoulder straps and load lifers for a comfy carry
    • Hip belt and sternum strap help keep your load secure
    • Asymmetric profile provides extra elbow clearance
    • Item #PAT01PN

    Tech Specs

    210D Cordura (86% nylon, 14% polyester), PU coating
    30L (1831cu in)
    Shoulder Straps
    Waist Belt
    1 lid
    Gear Loops
    [front and side] daisy chain
    Helmet Carry
    lash point
    Claimed Weight
    1lb 9oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing, hiking
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    Multi-Tool Pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pack is my go-to for any and all alpine adventures. The lightweight design and the added full length daisy chain allow for so much versatility. I will be heading down to Aconagua soon using this as a summit pack. I've also gotten some Winter overnighters in with just this pack and not having to worry about taking a separate summit pack as this pack is light enough to be that pack as well. I've also gotten many days in touring with it and the ski carry makes it perfect for a quick rappel if needed. You can macgyver a snowboard onto it, but if you use a split, you can simply use the ski carry option too. I haven't had any issue with the suspension system, even when fully packed out. I would definitely recommend this pack as it is not a one use pack, and can serve as a multitool pack for any and all alpine adventures.

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    Much improved over the last version

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I own several ascensionist packs, well pretty much every size, and these new ones are hands down, an improvement in some ways and lack in other ways. The 30L is an ideal size for pretty much everything, from a technical day ski tour, to an overnight summer trip. It is lightweight and the new material seems to be more durable than on the previous generation. I do miss the spindrift collar for when you are trying to get as much in it as you can, as it did keep the weather out. Also, compression straps would be nice, not necessarily for compressing the pack, but for holding skis for those needing some sort of ski carry system. I added some to mine that you can see in one of the pictures. Easy enough to do, but would be nice if if came with some sort of strap. Overall, it has been a great pack so far. I have used it extensively for the last 7 months, for those that have had durability concerns from the last generation. This includes multi day ski tours, overnight alpine trips, and technical ski mountaineering where the skis are on the pack a good share of the time. I can easily fit a probe, shovel, saw, full snow study kit, down jacket, first aid kit w/emergency tarp, an emergency sled, helmet, 30m rope, gloves, water, food, and other various items needed, all inside the pack for a general idea of what it is capable of.

    Much improved over the last version

    Great Alpine Pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The trend lately with alpine packs has been to create a light weight comfortable pack with minimal bells, and whistles. This pack satisfies all those needs, and does a great job in the mountains. However I wouldn't suggest this pack are your daily driver as it just doesn't have the burliness in the fabric you need to last a long time.